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Apr 20, 2008 08:41 AM

where can I get maryland blue crabs in NYC?

I have been dying for old bay steamed maryland blue crabs. Where can I get this in Manhattan?

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  1. Sadly, you can't. If you have any appreciation for steamed crabs, you will find every rendering in the five boroughs unsatisfactory.

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    1. re: americanafan

      Yeah, I agree. There's a place on Park Ave South called City Crab that has them. But they're not too good from what I remember. I think you'll have better luck making them yourself. DH and I took a weekend trip to Baltimore just to eat some crabs and do some hiking.

    2. Go to Chinatown, buy the crabs....head home, boil water, get out your saved to recycle newpapers...feast away!

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        1. re: Quine

          Steam them in water, vinegar and old bay. Very easy. Lay some newspaper out and go to town

        2. i have not been (as it's easier for me to go to Baltimore), but there is a crab-shack in Sheepshead Bay (Brooklyn). i forget the name, but i do believe that they do steam them with Old Bay.

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            1. re: I grok

              OK, here it is: Clemente's Crab House


              here is how i found it: i went to the outer boroughs board and "searched this board" and typed in "crab sheepshead". the same search will lead you to discussion.

              if you go, please comment on the OB board.


              1. re: charlie_b

                Alekz, you are fabulous!!! Give yourself a kiss for me.

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              96 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003